A unique personal narrative by the dean of draggerman and son of the man who developed the type of net used along the New England coast today -- Captain Thompson of Stonington and New London. His story is the story of American commercial fishermen who supply the Eastern markets, and his adventures the exploits of fishermen everywhere. Humorous, with a salty philosophy, this is an honest book by a clean living man. For all those who love the sea, and for supplementary reading in autobiography. There is some mention of an unorthodox introduction to the sex side of life here, but the matter is treated with simplicity and naivete.